Last night’s dinner was a lot of fun. I ended up making way more food than necessary, but had to try some new recipes. I made a tray of stuffed mushrooms following a video I saw on the net. I sauteed some garlic, onions and peppers and fresh oregano along with the mushroom stems and a few of the mushroom caps that broke and then ran them through the food processor. Added some breadcrumb and stuffed my shrooms. Baked them on a high heat (about 500) for about 15 minutes and they were really tasty, relatively healthy and low in calories (I didn’t need nearly as much breadcrumbs as recipes I have tried in the past) and were yummy and void of any animal products. Everyone was happy with them!
I also bought Diana’s Bananas in the freezer section of Publix. They are a new item and happen to be by one get one free this week. They are small bananas dipped in chocolate and frozen. At 130 calories, the dark chocolate ones are 3 weight watchers points and vegan. Bananas are great for us, especially those of us that workout and need to sometimes boost our potassium. They are also a good source of vitamin C, fiber and manganese and a great source of vitamin B6. And dark chocolate–well…that’s good for everything that ails us 🙂 If you close your eyes while you eat one, it honestly tastes more like ice cream than a banana and I am recommending these as a treat during these warm months to come. They remind me of being a teenager and going to Disney World. Remember Carole? I still have pictures of us eating those things!
Oprah Winfrey is about to appear on the Today Show. She is reaching out to EVERYONE to put a ban on distracted driving. Since I have leaned heavily into just saying NO to my phone while I am driving, I have accumulated enough rollover minutes to probably last me all year. I am spending more time with my top down and my radio up and I am loving it! As most people who know me already know, I am not a phone girl. As I drive without using it, I have become more and more aware of how distracted drivers are! As I listen out of one ear, today is being declared NO PHONE ZONE day, encouraging us all to put those phones away while driving. Did you know that about 1/4 of all accidents are a direct result of driving while using a cell phone? I think it’s an embarrassment to OUR society.
For your own health and safety as well as all those you impact while you drive, I hope you will join in on NO PHONE ZONE day, and then make it a habit. You just might find some peace in tucking that phone away where it can’t “call” you.
Drive safely, but feel free to “go bananas”…Diana’s bananas, that is.